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Current Opportunities

Lighthouse Assistant

Posted: April 24, 2024

We are currently looking for an outgoing and enthusiastic individual with experience in customer service, retail, operations, and finance.

This position assists in the daily operations of lighthouse programs including filling in on gift shop and at the ticket desk, database and file management, basic office finances and administration, answering phone calls, and other duties as assigned. The prospective employee will work closely with Staff and Volunteers to fulfill duties. Interested individuals should be open to working frequently with the public, providing excellent visitor experience and customer service.

Position Type: Part time, Non-Exempt – Seasonal. Up to 20 hours per week (May – Aug)

Pay Rate: $15.00/hour


  • Provide visitors with general information.
  • Provide excellent service in retail environment, manage cash/card transactions and maintain PCI compliance.
  • packaging store items as well as stocking inventory in shop.
  • Steward the safety of visitors, exhibits, buildings and grounds.
  • Perform reporting end of day.
  • Complete opening and closing procedures at the Lighthouses as scheduled.
  • Assist with Office Management tasks including but not limited to: answering phones/emails; assisting with copying/scanning; replenishing supplies.
  • Assist with finances and filing: ie. Receipts, reconciliation of accounts

Additional responsibilities as assigned by Management Team



  • Friendly, positive attitude and attentive demeanor with strong verbal skills.
  • Excellent Customer Service; competence in a retail environment
  • Collaboration with volunteers
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time and ability to lift up to 20 pounds
  • Complete PA Child Abuse and PA State Police Clearances (organization will cover cost if these need to be obtained)


  • Experience working in a retail environment
  • Experience with office finances, filing, and administration
  • Ability to work weekends

EOE Statement

It is the Presque Isle Light Station’s policy to provide equal opportunity in employment to all employees and applicants. No person shall be discriminated against in any condition of employment because of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, citizenship status, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

How to apply:

All interested candidates can send a copy of their resume and cover letter to Averie Shaughnessy-Comfort, Executive Director, at by May 9, 2024. No phone calls or mail, please.

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